While players’ weight may fluctuate from the NFL Scouting Combine to their pro day, it is rare that it changes significantly. Florida State’s Dekoda Watson, however, defies the norm. He checked in at 240 pounds at the combine, but dropped all the way to 226 pounds at Florida State’s pro day.
The weight loss resulted in a much faster time in the 40-yard dash. He ran the 40 in 4.46 and 4.40 seconds at the pro day, after posting a mark of 4.56 seconds at the combine. He also flashed impressive quickness, completing the three-cone drill in 6.84 seconds.
Several high-profile coaches were in attendance to watch Watson and 16 others at Florida State’s pro day on Thursday. Niners coach Mike Singletary, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison were among the 25 team representatives on hand to watch the players work out outdoors on FieldTurf.
The other primary prospect they came to see work out was CB Patrick Robinson (5-foot-11 7/8, 190). S Myron Rolle did not work out, and will hold his own private workout at a date and site to be determined.
Robinson, meanwhile, showed why he has first-round potential, running the 40 in 4.44 and 4.40 seconds, posting a 4.29-second short shuttle and doing the three-cone drill in 6.89 seconds.
– Gil Brandt